-- by Dave
Sarah Palin, last night on Bill O'Reilly's show, really made plain where she's coming from -- that is, as far right as you can get:
PALIN: At this point in time --
PALIN: With the state of the union, no.
O'REILLY: Yes. You can't be too far right.
PALIN: Any of that far right ideological bent that somebody would have is going to balance out the extreme far left liberal policies that are being adopted this government takeover of our private sector.
O'REILLY: So, you can't -- do you know Paladino who's running for governor here? You know him?
PALIN: I never met him, but I know about him.
O'REILLY: OK. But, he's pretty far right out there.
PALIN: Well, he is running for governor so that's up to the New Yorkers to decide.
O'REILLY: All right, I know that.
PALIN: But, no. A far right bent would be a healthy -- we need a balance of power here, Bill. Look at this extreme liberalism that has control of the House and the Senate and the White House right now. We have got to balance that out. That's another message that will be sent on Tuesday against failed policy, against the monopoly of power in Congress and in the White House.
Yeah, it's becoming increasingly obvious that no candidate is too far right for Palin. After all, she's relentlessly championed her Patriot pal Joe Miller, even after he hired a bunch of militia thugs who roughed up and handcuffed a reporter.
And in fact she made even more abundantly clear earlier yesterday when Palin endorsed Tom Tancredo for governor of Colorado. We're talking about a guy who recently ditched the GOP for the far-right militia-friendly Constitution Party.
A guy who called Sonia Sotomayor a "racist" and compared the National Council of La Raza to the Klan. A guy who more recently declared that "the greatest threat to the United States today, the greatest threat to our liberty, the greatest threat to the Constitution of the United States, the greatest threat to our way of life, everything we believe in, the greatest threat to the country that was put together by the Founding Fathers, is the guy that is in the White House today."
What's next? An endorsement of that fellow Tea Party apologist, David Duke? After all, according to Palin: You can't be too far right in this political climate.
[Cross-posted at Crooks and Liars.]